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What 4x4 would you buy with $20k?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm
by dub
Wishlist
<$20k
Prefer SUV over Ute
Toyota?
Towing power/Beach launches
Petrol?
Space


Need a new wagon for the missus, may as well try to tick some of my boxes. Open to anything, suggestions welcome.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm
by Bling
What are you towing with it?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:55 pm
by dub
Bling wrote:What are you towing with it?

The boat of my dreams.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:11 pm
by Bling
Not all 4wds will be suitable for towing heavy dreams, that's all :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:23 pm
by iOnic
Disco2

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:12 pm
by Al
Rangie, then park in Merivale mall carpark.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:29 am
by dub
The boat will be of the 5-6m ~1500kg inshore type most likely.

Disco drivers doing 150kph on passing lanes then slowing to 50kph to get around corners without tipping over is in my top 10 gear grinders. Another downside as with all the Prado's in this price range is size, ideally want something I can lift kayaks on and off of.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:39 am
by thegreatestben
80 series landcruiser

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:56 am
by rollaholic
iOnic wrote:Disco2


could get into a D3 for 20k i reckon

keeping it on the road would bankrupt you though

edit - hmm, just had a look on TM and theres nothing you'd want to own for less than 30

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:17 am
by iOnic
If you're worried about cornering stability you aren't going to get anything that will tow a decent sized boat comfortably. May as well jump into a highlander/Tiguan/q5/harrier/other oversized car.

Also land rovers (modern ones) are some of the most stable big SUVs on the market.

I strongly dislike them but credit where it's due, they actually do their job well.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:20 am
by Mr Revhead
What do you want 4wd for. Actual off road? Or just pulling out of boat ramp?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:50 am
by dub
Mr Revhead wrote:What do you want 4wd for. Actual off road? Or just pulling out of boat ramp?


Want to be able to use it on the beach, forestry roads that kind of thing, so yeah off road.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:47 am
by Mr Revhead
Hmmm but you don't want height.
Get a ladder?
Prado or Safari I'd be looking at.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:09 pm
by strx7
thegreatestben wrote:80 series landcruiser


Seconded

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:10 pm
by Mr Revhead
Bloody old though now.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:32 pm
by Alex B
Old man tows a 5m Cresta Craft with a 2.4 RAV just fine, hardy even feel it on the back.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:59 pm
by rollaholic
iOnic wrote:If you're worried about cornering stability you aren't going to get anything that will tow a decent sized boat comfortably. May as well jump into a highlander/Tiguan/q5/harrier/other oversized car.

Also land rovers (modern ones) are some of the most stable big SUVs on the market.

I strongly dislike them but credit where it's due, they actually do their job well.


well optioned ones corner amazingly well, better than they have any right to IMO. they can be pushed much harder than your instincts tell you - its a bit unnerving.

they hammer brakes, tyres, and suspension doing it though.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:58 pm
by strx7
Mr Revhead wrote:Bloody old though now.


gaining in price for a good one.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:41 pm
by Jdawg
Jeep, prices are around the same as Discovery for similar condition

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:38 pm
by holden_fan2005
Thought about a toyota granvia? They aren't badly priced and go like the clappers with the 1kz diesel.

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